Calibration of wind music Colombo Wind Orchestra | Sunday Observer

Calibration of wind music Colombo Wind Orchestra

February 17, 2018 is a day to look out for, as the Colombo Wind Orchestra (CWO) takes centre-stage to transform the Lionel Wendt Theatre into an exhilarating and exciting atmosphere! Their 7th Annual Concert is where you would have the privilege to witness and listen to a variety of wind instruments, from clarinets and flutes to trumpets and trombones, all on one stage, creating a fascinating palette of tone of colours and expressions performing a wonderfully attractive program of music.

You will hear compositions by Percy Grainger, Camille Saint-Saens, Paul Dukas, Alfred Reed, Edward Gregson and Jan Van der Roost. The highlights of the program will be The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Lincolnshire Posy and El Camino Real (A Latin Fantasy).

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Dukas) was brought to light through the Disney’s classic Fantasia an animated film which marries the sounds of the wind instruments with the piano through heightened musical conversation.

The Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger) brings in a timeless and monumental linking to folk music with significant rhythm changes which accentuate the performance. El Camino Real (Reed) will take the audience on a journey towards sunset with a musical spice and flare that will capture the flamenco style of Spanish guitarists through wind instruments that is loved by many around the world.

The CWO, the only wind orchestra in Sri Lanka has at its core, the wind players of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka.

It will perform under the baton of the vivacious Ms. Keiko Kobayashi who will be flying all the way from Japan to bring in the much appreciated and renowned sophistication and experience for the players and audience, alike. The Dr. Earle de Fonseka Trust is the sponsor of the annual CWO concert for the 7th successive year. 

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